Try It: Cybersecurity Basics

Try It: Cybersecurity Basics


Cybersecurity as a profession is projected to grow much faster than the national average for all occupations.1 Want to break into the field?

This beginner-friendly and asynchronous course will help you jumpstart your cybersecurity career. Engage in an online learning experience tailored to your experience level.

In it, you will learn to think like a cyber pro, at your own pace. Study the key elements of the CIA Triad, cryptography basics, and the daily responsibilities of cybersecurity professionals working in the field today.

Key concepts covered in this course include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • CIA Triad
  • Cryptography
  • Plaintext
  • Ciphertext
  • Encryption
  • Decryption
  • Cipher
  • Key
  • Caesar Cipher
  • Symmetric encryption

No prior experience or technical installations is required to join or complete this course.


1 Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Security Analysts. (2022). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 14, 2023.

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    Self paced
  • dueration
    Duration 1
  • domain
    Domain Science & Engineering
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    Monthly Subscription
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    1. Starter @ AED 99 + VAT
    2. Professional @ AED 149 + VAT
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    Language English